Since I will be building a sleeping platform in the bed of the Toyota Tacoma, I need to dust proof it. I realized how much dust gets into the bed of the truck pretty quickly by driving many miles of dirt roads with the tonneau cover attached. One look inside and everything was covered in dust. The tailgate seal I used below is the Ultimate Tailgate Seal available on Amazon.
There are three drain holes near the cab side of the bed. These are great to have if you have water in the bed of the truck. But my bed will be covered. So these need covered to keep dust and moisture out of the bed.
Black duct tape to the rescue! Simple, inexpensive, and should work.
The right side storage compartment in the bed of the Tacoma has drain holes in the back and large holes for the hinge of the cover. This allows too much dust into the bed.
I covered the drain holes with black dust tape. The hinge holes are covered with insulated adhesive which I sliced with a knife to allow the hinge part of the cover to pass through.
The large storage compartment in the bed of the Tacoma is dust proof the same way. Black duct tape covering the drain holes, and insulated tape covering the hinge holes.
Getting ready to apply the tailgate seal to the Toyota Tacoma.
The ultimate tailgate seal applied around the edges of the Toyota Tacoma tailgate to keep dust and moisture out.